George III sterling silver basket. Made in London in 1796. Ovoid bowl with curved sides and everted rim. Interior has repousse garlands, beading, scrolls, and paterae. Rests on reeded oval foot. Reeded rim and swing handle. In well is heraldic symbol and Latin motto “Presto Pro Patria.” Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: Height: 4 ¼ in. Height (with handle): 12 in. Width: 9 ¾ in. Depth: 14 ½ in. Weight: 26.5 troy ounces. BJ959